Cleveland High School TAG
“Talented and gifted children” means those children who require special educational programs or services, or both, beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society and who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential in one or more of the following areas: (a) General intellectual ability as commonly measured by measures of intelligence and aptitude. (b) Unusual academic ability in one or more academic areas. (c) Creative ability in using original or nontraditional methods in thinking and producing. (d) Leadership ability in motivating the performance of others either in educational or noneducational settings. (e) Ability in the visual or performing arts, such as dance, music or art. [1959 c.528 §2; 1963 c.570 §22; 1965 c.100 §409; 1971 c.613 §2; 1979 c.385 §2; 1987 c.335 §1; 2011 c.440 §2] (Oregon Department of Education, 2012)
District Website: www.pps.net/tag
- Review of standardized test scores to look for students scoring at or above the 97th percentile and not already designated as TAG
- TAG nomination forms (Due November 26th, 2019)
TAG Programs and Services at Cleveland
- Appropriate rate and level of learning
- Honors classes
- IB courses & Optional IB International Diploma program
- Mock Trial
- Speech and Debate
- Model United Nations
- Constitution Team
- National Honor Society
- Chess Club (and many other clubs)
- Annual TAG Parent Meeting at Back to School Night
- For updated information students and parents can visit the TAG bulletin board in the main hall
- TAG events/offerings/celebration of student achievements in Warrior Update and Enews
Differentiation strategies in place within our school’s classrooms include:
- Using pre-assessment to inform instruction
- Flexible grouping
- Curriculum compacting
- Tiered lessons
- Higher-level questioning
- Independent projects, acceleration through IB and Honors classes are also available.
Additionally, pre-assessment or on-going formative assessments are used to help inform instruction. Teachers document the type of pre-assessments they use specifically in their syllabi. We determine whether a student needs acceleration in the following ways:
- Students demonstrate proficiency on pre- and post-assessments
- Through parent, student and counselor recommendations and expressed interest in advanced work
- If student is already working at or above grade level in one or a number of areas.
Students who wish to access acceleration options can do so by talking with their counselor, any administrator and/or their teacher.
Off Campus Acceleration Options
- PSU Link Program
- Reed Young Scholars Program
- Saturday Academy
- Lewis and Clark Templeton Scholars
Students should see their counselor, or an administrator to find out more.
For additional information, please visit the website for the Office of Talented and Gifted Education, www.pps.net/tag or contact McKenna Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-916-5120 x75015, located in the Student Services Center (SSC) at Cleveland.